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change SQL sa password SBS2008 SSEE

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I found the following database files taking up too much space
logon error I'm trying to change the sa account password to mange the database and logs, running the below command fails, any ideas how to change the sa account?

Commands:
C:\Windows\system32>Osql -S computername\SQLEXPRESSinstance -E
1> EXEC sp_password NULL, 'sa', 'sa'
2> GO

I get the following error:
logon error
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Question by:WORKS2011
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by:David Todd
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Hi,

It looks like you are in Windows authentication mode, and not mixed mode. sa is valid only under mixed mode.

If you have the rights to change the sa password, then surely you have admin rights yourself and don't need to be sa?

Regards
  David
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by:Jian An Lim
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usually domain admins will have access to the SQL

and in order to reduce LDF, do a full backup usually helps.
p/s: how long ago you did a backup?
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BlueCompute earned 500 total points
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Hi,

have you reviewed MS KB 2000544 - "SharePoint database log file is getting large in Windows SBS 2008"  ?
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by:WORKS2011
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@dtodd:
It looks like you are in Windows authentication mode, and not mixed mode. sa is valid only under mixed mode.
how to change to mixed mode?

If you have the rights to change the sa password, then surely you have admin rights yourself and don't need to be sa?
I don't have access to the SA account or I would change it.

@limjianan:
usually domain admins will have access to the SQL
I get the following error above.

and in order to reduce LDF, do a full backup usually helps. p/s: how long ago you did a backup?
One of the pitfalls of imaging software, the full backups are done through imaging software.

@Bluecompute: check article now.
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by:BlueCompute
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Hi WORKS2011,

In general, it's not usually wise or necessary to start 'administering' the SSEE instance.  However,

If the article doesn't resolve your issue, you can simply log in to SQL Server Management Studio Express by copying the following into the 'Server' field and using windows authentication:
\\.\pipe\mssql$microsoft##ssee\sql\query

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http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/1577/administering-your-windows-internal-database-microsoftssee-instance/
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